When you have an old parking lot that is a mess, you know it is time to repave, but you want to wait for a better season. That is not a good idea. Here are three good reasons why a parking lot re-paving is in order now.
Winter Is Going to Make the Problem Worse
The reason why roads and parking lots end up a mess is because rain, snow, ice, and ice melt get into the tiny cracks of asphalt and cause it to expand and break apart. Waiting until next spring is a bad idea because the damage your parking lot has now is only going to get worse. By repaving it now, you are fixing the issues the lot has and preventing further damage. Additionally, a newly paved lot will be sealed against this winter's harsh effects. It takes a least one winter to start breaking down the seal new asphalt has.
Damage to People's Cars Could Result in a Lawsuit
It is scary to think that customers might sue a business over a bad parking lot, but they just might. Damage to wheels, fenders, and the undersides of cars as a result of big potholes is reason enough for many of the most litigious people to sue. Repaving your lot clears up all of the potholes that could cause damage to vehicles, and prevents those particular customers from suing you for damages to their vehicles.
It Just Looks Really Nice and Quite Professional
A repaved parking lot looks so new, so nice, and so professional. It says that the owner of the business near this parking lot cares about the appearance of his/her business, and, by extension, that he/she cares about the customers. The very smooth, very black lot with its perfectly well-painted parking stalls is inviting to customers who are considering doing business with you.
No Time Like the Present
There is no time like the present to schedule a repaving of your lot. Road construction is dying down, and paving and asphalt contractors are still looking for work. They can easily fit in parking lot paving jobs before the snow flies and the ice settles down. Your lot would only be closed off to customers for a few days to repave it, and then a week or so until it has fully cured. If you do not think you can close off the entire lot, most paving contractors can section off the lot and do half or parts of it at one time, and then do the other half or parts.
For more information, contact a parking lot paving company like Branche Industries.